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Grateful Dead Live at Greek Theater on 1985-06-14




Set I:
s1t01 - Sgt. Pepper's PA/crowd

s1t02 - Dancin' In The Streets
s1t03 - West L.A. Fadeaway
s1t04 - CC Rider
s1t05 - Peggy-O
s1t06 - Hell In A Bucket
s1t07 - break/tuning
s1t08 - Keep On Growing* ->
s1t09 - Stagger Lee ->
s1t10 - Let It Grow ->
s1t11 - Deal

Set II:
s2t01 - tuning
s2t02 - Morning Dew ->
s2t03 - Playin' In The Band ->
s2t04 - China Doll ->
s2t05 - Jam (Brent w/drummers) ->
s2t06 - Drums ->
s2t07 - Space ->
s2t08 - Truckin' ->
s2t09 - Smokestack Lightning ->
s2t10 - Comes A Time ->
s2t11 - Sugar Magnolia
s2t12 - E: Day Job

* first time played


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Greek Theater
Location Berkeley, CA

Source Matrix: (SBD/AUD mix) See info file for details
Lineage See info file for details
Taped by See info files for details
Transferred by Chris Chappell

Notes

General Notes:

This show was plagued by technical issues in the first set, causing
the band to take a break mid-set, only to come back to the stage and
breakout Keep On Growing. Stagger Lee and Comes A Time enjoy 3 and 5
year resurrections respectively. Great second set Dew opener. Jerry
is low in the mix for most of the show (something slighly enhanced by
the matrix, but not much), and I assume this had to do with the technical
issues which by the next night seemed to be fully resolved.

Both SBD sources were synched to the AUD. Set 1 SBD through Peggy-O
was pitched up between 2 and 17 cents, and from Bucket until the end
of the set the SBD was pitched down between 4 and 14 cents. Set 2 SBD
was pitched up around 12 cents, and the McCue AUD was used to patch
crowd/tuning for the Sgt Pepper's 20th anniversary opening reference,
s1t07 (mid 1st set break), the tuning for set 2 opener, and a little
crowd at the very end to enhance the fadeout. No EQ was applied, and
very spare Waves L2 limiting was employed to the matrix mix.

Thanks to Randy Carman for the SBD source. Thanks to Jim and Doug Oade
for recording the wonderful AUD, Doug for transferring it, and Darrin Sacks
for tracking it. Thanks to Mark McCue and crew for taping the AUD used to
patch, and Alex Ford for transferring and seeding it.

Enjoy!
-Chappy

Reviews

Reviewer: nigeldavahah - - June 15, 2010
Subject: it was 25 years ago today
great show - classic
Reviewer: hillbillyoh - - June 14, 2008
Subject: nice mix here
this is a very nice matrix mix... and of course, the show itself is classic
Reviewer: Death&Mercy - - December 15, 2007
Subject: 4 *
ahh - summer '85. never before, and never again would the "what would they play next" factor loom so large; the band was capable of pulling out any tune at any time. while the best music had clearly passed us by, summer '85 will always be remembered as a truly rewarding tour.

very nice matrix quality here. technical issues hinder the 1st set to a minor degree.

rather standard versions of Dancin, West LA, and CC Rider open the show; a very soulful, very good Peggy-O next, followed by a decent Bucket. after a brief bout of stage banter while the sound issues are worked on, the very nice Keep On Growing emerges. while a bit sloppy, this premier worked well; just a shame it never caught hold in the rotation. a catchy Stagger Lee next, followed by lackluster Let It Grow and a standard Deal. decent 1st set.

some very interesting crew banter opens the 2nd set recording, while a Morning Dew opens the actual set. Jer pours his heart into this one, but the tune just never kicks into high gear. a rather standard Playin next, into a nice China Doll and simple Brent jam (jam?). out of D/S comes a decent Truckin and a Pigless Smokestack. next - Jer's 85 voice sinks well into the notes of the first Comes a Time in 5 years, making the revival a huge success. a pretty good Sugar Mag follows, and as the taper of the show solemnly predicts, Day Job ends it.



rating the show with an historical perspective:

2.5 stars for quality of playing
5.0 stars for set-list
5.0 stars for quality of recording (that's taking into account the technical issues - OUTSTANDING job with the matrix)

overall: 4 stars.
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - - December 14, 2007
Subject: Bobby.............Burp........Bobby
Thanks for your time cleaning this show up a bit from the other sources available. Just a peach of a show all the way through. Incredible. One of Healy's finer moments before that sweet Morning Dew gets going. One of my favorite shows on the Archive.
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